Artforum recently featured an essay authored by Eva Diaz, assistant professor in the History of Art and Design department, on the work displayed in Prospect New Orleans, an event billed as the largest international biennial in the United States in 2008 that became a significantly smaller the second time around in 2011.
Diaz joined the faculty of Pratt Institute in fall 2009 as assistant professor of contemporary art. In addition to Artforum, her writing has appeared in magazines and journals such as The Art Bulletin, Art in America, Cabinet, and Modern Painters; in exhibition catalogs for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and in numerous art monographs and books on curatorial practice. Her article about the influence of Buckminster Fuller on contemporary art, titled “Dome Culture in the 21st Century,” appeared in the academic journal Grey Room (The MIT Press, Winter 2011) . She is currently preparing the manuscript for her book, to be titled Chance and Design: Experimental Art at Black Mountain College, which focuses on rival methodologies of experimentation practices by three key Black Mountain teachers in the late 1940s and early 1950s: Josef Albers, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller.